On the subject of departures, whether actual or simply hoped-for, Reuters reports that Edward Kozel, Deutsche Telekom's CTIO (chief technology and innovation officer) and one of Light Reading's "Top 20 Bridge Builders," is to leave the company by the end of the year, citing personal reasons. His responsibilities will be taken over temporarily by CEO Rene Obermann, Reuters' source added. (See Euronews: Deutsche Telekom Confirms Guidance.)
If the real reality of shopping in your local hypermarket is too much to bear, how about some "augmented reality"? Tesco , the all-consuming U.K. retail monster, has launched a pilot of the technology in several of its stores, reports the Daily Telegraph. Shoppers who cannot imagine what, say, a TV or fridge looks like in real life will be able to hold up a barcode relating to the product and said bulky item will be projected in 3-D before their very eyes, thus saving Tesco the bother of actually having it on the shelf taking up valuable retail real estate. An online version of the technology will be also be available to those with webcams on their home computers. The technology is being provided by British company Kishino.